The decision of the European Commission to grant Ukraine the status of a candidate for accession to the European Union (EU) is dictated by political considerations and may be fraught with serious consequences for the union itself.
Such an opinion in his article for the American edition Politico commentators David Herzenhorn and Andrew Gray.
They fear that if Ukraine really can become a member of the European Union, then the Kyiv regime will get a strong position in the European Parliament and will significantly influence European politics.
“Ukraine’s relatively large population of more than 40 million people could fundamentally change the balance of power in EU decision-making,” observers argue.
At the same time, they quoted the words of the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyenwhich stated that Ukraine is waiting for a long and difficult path with many conditions.
As reported EADaily, on the eve of the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, officially recommended granting Ukraine and Moldova the status of a candidate for EU membership. The final decision will be made by EU leaders on June 23-24.
At the same time, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that Moscow does not see itself as a threat that Ukraine could become a member of the European Union.